CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia Offer Insights into Industry Trends

Come this 17 to 20 June 2008, CommunicAsia2008, Asia's premier trade event for the infocomm and media industries will play host to some of the world's companies in its four-day CommunicAsia2008 Summit to speak about the issues that matter to the infocomm community.

Learn from the industry leaders in the two-day CEO Perspectives covering a wide range of topics such as 'Digital Content and Services' which touches on how handset makers are extending their products to offer platforms and communities for music, games and digital content downloads. Day Two of CEO Perspectives will cover 'The New Telecoms Customer' - industry leaders will offer insights on how the new mobile market presents new challenges in managing customers' needs in both developed and developing markets.

Following the CEO Perspectives, the CommunicAsia2008 Summit will feature industry forums on the hottest opportunities in the mobile and telecoms markets today. Speakers will elaborate on opportunities in Mobile TV, WiMAX and IPTV that will shape tomorrow's communications.

In a world where convergence is no longer a pipe dream, but a tangible next step in how consumers will communicate, interact and enjoy digital content, market leaders are able to illustrate a robust vision of what to expect as new standards and platforms are being defined for mass adoption in the near future. Hear from experts such as Mr David Kennedy, Research Director from Ovum, Mr Titus Yong, Vice President, Satellite Business, Singtel and Dr Nongluck Phinainitisart, President of Thaicom Public Company Limited as they discuss and share their views on current trends that impact businesses and relevant industries.

Experience the latest offerings from Ericsson, PCCW Global, Samsung, Singtel, Tandberg TV, Thaicom Public Company Limited and Yahoo as they share their contributions which will affect the next wave of change in infocomms. Engage these industry giants firsthand and discover what is in store for communications technology.

At this year's CommunicAsia, several companies will be participating for the first time to showcase their latest offerings as well as upcoming products and services for the region and around the world. Visitors can look forward to the CommunicAsia debuts from Navteq, Sandisk, SK Telesys, local player Sirius Mulitmedia (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jurong Technologies), TeleAtlas and Yahoo.

Held concurrently at BroadcastAsia2008, The BroadcastAsia2008 International Conference will focus on the evolution and future of broadcasting. In addition to addressing the challenges and solutions to transition to high definition (HD), the conference will also present HD showcases that shows workflow and production examples including virtual studio in HD, as well as pan and scan technology for mobile devices. As with a myriad of other applications, Internet Protocol (IP) will play a large part of driving the digitization of media in the future. IP will provide more flexibility in terms of monitoring and control for operators looking to manage the quality and efficacy of their broadcasts.

"CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia is the choice platform for the leading companies to address the upcoming agenda for the information communications and media industries in the next year, " said Rupert Owen, UK Based Director at Overseas Exhibition Services (OES). "Besides being an ideal business and networking forum, the typical exhibitor and visitor to the shows are looking out for industry insights and feedback on where technology will be headed in the next 12 to 18 months. This is an integral part of the sustaining appeal and value that the shows have consistently offered each year."

In addition to CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia learn from some of the world's best CG artists during CGOverdrive (CGO) where speakers from studios such as Blender Foundation, Digital Domain, Framestore CFC, Rainmaker, Squeeze Studio and Ubisoft talk about art skills, production techniques, tips and their experience working on Hollywood's top movies or games.

CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, InteractiveDME, EnterpriseIT, CG Overdrive, as well as various inter-government meetings, are part of the Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX). imbX is Asia's largest infocomm and media event that fortifies Singapore's position as a leading infocomm and media hub. It brings together business leaders, companies and industry professionals to showcase their latest innovations, network, exchange ideas and tap new markets.

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